At Home or Abroad

Essential Gear for Working Remotely

October 1, 2015 Buying Guides By Photo by Chase Pellerin

For a large portion of today’s workforce, an office desk isn’t a daily stop — it’s more of a state of mind. At the best of times, working remotely will have you checking emails in a lofty hotel room, wearing nothing but a bathrobe and slippers; at the worst of times, you’ll be trying to build a Powerpoint, on a deadline, while trying to ignore a crying baby and fighting for elbow space in economy class (on the redeye). But the work needs to get done and meetings need to be made. Showing up disheveled in a wrinkled suit with all your devices at 2 percent battery life is no way to conquer travel woes. You need to be looking sharp, fully charged, and up to date on all you need to know. Regardless of whether the day’s office is an actual office or improvised, it’s best to have the home field advantage wherever you are.


Making a Mobile Office

Mophie Spacestation $150+
A portable power bank that’ll give you up to 64GB of external storage and 6,000 mAh of extra battery power.

MacBook Air $999
A slim computer with a solid-state workhorse drive and full-sized laptop battery life.

Thule Luggage Gauntlet $50
The armor your laptop needs to survive the rigors of airport life.

Apple Watch Series 2 $269
It lets you subtly check your emails, even if you’re in a cramped conference room.

Nomad Pod $50
A compact wireless charger for your Apple Watch that can also take on iPhone charging duty as well.

LifeProof Fre Power $91
Waterproof. Drop-proof. Gives you twice the battery life. ‘Nuff said.

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Wireless)$349
They can drown out a Rolls-Royce jet engine, and the crying baby in the next row.


Dapper Attire

J.W. Hulme Co. Duffle Bag $1245
Stylish and practical, dust and weather resistant; don’t skip the monogram.

Wool & Prince Button Down $128
The wrinkle-resistant wool holds up against hours in a seat on long flights.

J. Crew Ludlow Traveler Jacket $450
Made with a crease fighting wool and boarding pass pocket. It’s jetset standard issue.

Bonobos Jetsetter Wool Pant $198
Made to tackle all four seasons and stay sharp year-round.

Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip $127+
Wingtip oxford style with running shoe performance.

Swiftwick Pursuit Seven $22
All the benefits of a Merino Wool compression sock with the class of a dress sock.

Bellroy Elements Sleeve $70
Compact, slim, and holds all of the essentials.

Malin+Goetz 1 oz. Essential Kit $30
Everything you need to stay fresh, in one TSA-approved pack.

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